Foundation to host 2 cataract missions for 2012

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011


BACOLOR — The Kapampangan Development Foundation (KDF) will be hosting two cataract surgical missions on January 16 to 19 and February 18 to 26 at the Jesus A. Datu Medical Center (JADMC) here.

KDF president Benigno Ricafort said the mission aims to provide free cataract surgery to indigents of the province. He said volunteer doctors and partner organizations of KDF will be participate in the cataract surgery on at least 100 patients per mission.

Minimum cost for cataract surgery per eye is P42,000, which may reach to P141,000 depending on the condition of the patient. Ricafort said the KDF was able to serve some 400 patients in 2009 alone through its cataract surgical mission.

Currently, KDF is hosting most of its medical missions and social services programs at the JADMC, which it manages along with two other non-government organizations.

Ricafort said interested parties may have their eyes screened for the program every Mondays and Tuesdays at the JADMC.

The continuing free cataract surgery program of KDF is in cooperation with Clark Development Corp., Central Luzon Society of Ophthalmologists, Rotary Clubs of Pampanga, Jose B. Lingad Regional Memorial Hospital, Ospital Ning Angeles, and Social Action Center of Pampanga. (Ian Ocampo Flora)

Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on November 30, 2011.

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